Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Budding Bates Artists!

Last week in the downtown campus courtyard, high school students in Claudia Greenamyer’s Appreciation of Public Art class tried their hand at sidewalk chalk art.


The class has been learning various aspects of the history of public art.  They saw slides of 3-D chalk art and wanted to see how difficult it was to create. 


Beautiful work students!

 Laticia Lawrence and her sidewalk chalk art.

Don't forget the Bates Mascot contest!

Last spring the students voted for a mascot—and “Bates Bobcats” was the winner!

Now, the ASG is opening up a contest to students and staff—to design the college’s mascot logo. Deadline for logo entries is 3 p.m. Friday, October 29. The person submitting the winning entry gets a $50 gift certificate to Fred Meyer. Contact ASG Senator MarQuis Bradford, or Kat Flores in the Diversity Center with your questions. Leave your mark on Bates with your logo design!

Walk for Reconciliation Events

This year, the 125th year anniversary of the Tacoma Chinese Expulsion will be recognized with a Walk for Reconciliation at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 30. Join community friends for the 2.5 mile walk from Tollefson Plaza (S 17th Street and Pacific) to the site of the Tacoma Garden and Reconciliation Park. For more information click on www.crpftacoma.org/announcement/CRPF_Walk_2010_Background.htm. A celebration and performances will begin at noon. Contact Kat in the Diversity Center for more information on the essay contest and community participation in the “Walk for Reconciliation.”

Classroom on the World Workshop

The Chinese Experience in Tacoma - From Expulsion to Reconciliation

Presented by World Affairs Council Tacoma and Bates Technical College

During the last several weeks, a team of architects from the City of Fuzhou have dedicated their knowledge and time to constructing a Pagoda on the Chinese Reconciliation Park site.

This workshop is open for teachers, students, and general public.

Date: Tuesday, October 12
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Location: Bates Technical College, downtown campus
Auditorium, A130
1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
Campus map: http://www.bates.ctc.edu/contactus/pdf/DowntownCampusDirectory.pdf

To register via PayPal, go to www.wactacoma.com.

What's happening this week at Bates: Week of October 11

Tuesday, October 12
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
SCORE Class, 4:00 p.m., DT Auditorium
Tacoma Pierce Genealogy, 6:00 p.m., DT Auditorium
The Programming Service for Public Television, on-going meetings all day, MC 2nd floor Conf. Rm.
ASG Exec’s Meeting, 11:15 a.m., SC Auditorium
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
Fork Lift, 4:30 p.m., SC Multi Media

Wednesday, October 13
NICET Testing, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., SC Cafeteria
First Aid/CPR, 8:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
Scholarship Workshop, 11:15 a.m., SC Auditorium
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., SC Auditorium
Fork Lift, 4:30 p.m., SC Multi Media
FCCAPC, 4:30 p.m., SC Cafeteria

Thursday, October 14
Flu Shots for Staff & Students, 9:00 a.m., DT Auditorium
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
High School Orientation, 3:00 p.m., DT Auditorium
KBTC Managers’ Meeting, 2:00 p.m., MC 2nd floor Conf. Rm.
High School Orientation, 10:30 a.m., SC Cafeteria
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
Flu Shots for Staff & Students, 1:00 p.m., SC Auditorium
Fall Methods of Teaching, 4:30 p.m., SC Multi Media

Friday, October 15
Faculty In-service Day, 7:00 a.m., SC Auditorium
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media

Saturday, October 16
Fall Methods of Teaching, 9:00 a.m., SC Multi Media

Library Corner: Safety Month Resources

Which library e-resources to highlight for safety month? Let's see... The article and e-book databases have information on most topics, but that means they can be highlighted any month. Safety month seems like a perfect time to point your attention to the National Fire Codes Online and a few of the occupation-specific practice tests in LearningExpress Library.

• NFPA Codes Online contains the full text of the current and past fire and electrical codes from the NFPA and can be used to search and read the Fire Code regulations plus Formal Interpretations and Tentative Interim Amendments.

• LearningExpress Library provides tutorials and practice tests for such safety-related occupations as emergency medical services, nursing, firefighters, and law enforcement. There are more occupations…take a look and see if there is something that would work for your program or department.

Student Outreach Events the week of October 11

10/13/2010
Fife College Information Night
Highline HS Presentation
Tacoma-PC Chamber Business Expo 2010

10/14/2010
Pierce County Construction Career Day

If you're interested in promoting your program at any of these outreach events, please contact Patricia Chase, student outreach and recruitment manager.

The Art Crush continues...

GET CRUSHED during this extraordinary month-long festival by connecting with artists in unique and unexpected ways.

There are hundreds of free events, special discounts and once-a-year interactive arts opportunities for all ages. More than 200 arts organizations (253  and artists from all over the Puget Sound are joining together to explore, excite, challenge and GET CRUSHED.

Here are listings for the Tacoma area for this next week. Other regional area offerings can be found at http://artscrush.org/events/. (Our own Dionne Bonner's work is on display at the 253 Collective.)





Tuesday, October 12
American Indian Flutes performed by Gary Stroutsos, 7:00pm
Free Night
Classical Tuesdays in Old Tacoma
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Gary Stroutsos performs world flute music drawn from traditional cultures. Evoking a spirit of place, and the voices of the land, his work includes internationally acclaimed recordings at sacred sites. In over twenty releases, Stroutsos has created a body of work which expresses a passion for sound traveling: music without borders.

Wednesday, October 13
Gallery Reception for Janet Marcavage, 5:00pm
Gallery at Pacific Lutheran University
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Meet artist Janet Marcavage whose works will appear at Pacific Lutheran University, October 13 - November 10. In this new work, she explores a visual language that intersects the biological, domestic, and consumer world. Her patterned imagery and the repetitive process of screenprinting echoes the routine and surroundings of daily life. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Friday, October 15
In The Mood for Swing, 6:00pm
Dance Theatre Northwest
Age Recommendation: 7+
Listen to great live music performed by "What Happened" get a mini swing dance lesson taught by Melanie Kirk-Stauffer and Vadne Domeika. Enjoy refreshments and socialize. The Swing dance lesson will be provided by Dance Theatre Northwest a 501 C-3 non-profit community based organization focused on promoting arts education and dance as an important art form.

Saturday, October 16
Writing from a Secret Place Workshop, 1:00am
Literary Arts
Striped Water Poets
Age Recommendation: 18+
Tammy Robacker will conduct a workshop, "Writing from a Secret Place." Stay after for a Poetry Open Mic time where 3-minutes of fame could be yours! RSVP Required for workshop.

Northwest Repertory Singers does Proctor Farmer's Market, 10:00am
Northwest Repertory Singers
Age Recommendation: All Ages
The Northwest Repertory Singers, one of the region's premier choral ensembles, breaks into song at the Proctor District Farmer's Market. Come experience the music by this outstanding and creative choral ensemble. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Beyond Crayons and Finger Painting, 11:00am
B2 Fine Art Gallery/Studios, a division of The Art Brokeress
Age Recommendation: All Ages
"Next Generation" is a hands-on art community workshop and tour of the Beyond Crayons and Finger Painting exhibition. An opportunity to meet and shadow participating artists. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Open Mic - Poetry Marathon With a Twist,11:00am
Striped Water Poets
Age Recommendation: 11am-1pm, all ages invited. After 1pm - 16+ recommended
Open Mic - Poetry Marathon With a Twist. 3 minutes of fame can be yours--visit Kings Books and sign up to read a poem. Want more than just applause? Register (catfish@harborlights.com) to read during the Feedback Hour and/or for a workshop, "Writing From a Secret Place," conducted by Tammy Robacker.

Tacoma Youth Symphony Flash Mob, 2:30pm
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
Age Recommendation: 4+
You’ve heard about them. You’ve seen then on You Tube. Now is your chance to experience a flash mob first hand! Get caught up in the action as the students from the seven orchestras of the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association gather to spontaneously perform a well known classic. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Proctor Art Gallery Art Show, 4:00pm
Proctor Art Gallery
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Art and music come together in this Arts Crush Art Show from Proctor Art Gallery Artists and Mason United Methodist Church. Stop by Proctor Art Gallery first for a reception with refreshments starting at 4pm, then make your way to Mason United Methodist Church at 5pm. Browse through a special “Arts Crush” Art Show of new work by Proctor Art Gallery Artists in the church lobby then head into the sanctuary for an organ concert at 7pm RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Monday, October 18
An Autumn Play Date with Puget Sound Revels, 3:00pm
Puget Sound Revels
Age Recommendation: all ages
Puget Sound Revels and the Seabury School invite children ages 7 to 14 to participate in the production of the Mummer's play "The Farmer and the Wild Worm.” The public is invited to the free performance on Sunday, October 24th at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, located at 621 Tacoma Ave South, Tacoma WA. Call Puget Sound Revels at 253-756-1804 for more information about the performance, children's participation and sign-up and/or the rehearsal schedule.

Choir Concert Music Rehearsal, 7:00pm
Northwest Repertory Singers
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Experience the artistry and work ethic of Northwest Repertory Singers, one of the region's premier choral ensembles, as they rehearse in preparation for their 2010-2011 concert season.

Wednesday, October 20
Lauren Groff Reading , 5:30pm
Pacific Lutheran University
Age Recommendation: 13+
As part of its Visiting Writer Series, Pacific Lutheran University will host a reading with author Lauren Groff whose first novel, The Monsters of Templeton, was a New York Times and Booksense bestseller and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers. The reading will be followed with a question/answer session wherein Lauren will discuss her life as a writer and approaches to writing fiction. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Thursday, October 21
Mighty Tacoma Art Museum: 75 Years and Counting - A Community Celebration, 10:00am
Tacoma Art Museum
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Celebrate Tacoma and wish Tacoma Art Museum a happy 75th birthday as we open Mighty Tacoma: Photographic Portrait 2010, an interactive exhibition creating a portrait of the community. Create art, become a part of the exhibition, enjoy our own Mighty Tacoma Ale from Harmon Brewery, watch a performance by BQdanza, meet some of the artists, and more. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Be An ART CRITIC, 4:00pm
Visual Art, Literary Arts
Proctor Art Gallery
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Have you wondered what it was like to be an ART CRITIC? What criteria would you use? Now is your chance. Proctor Art Gallery Artists have chosen the theme of Pink Poppies to create an original piece of art. Come see the different interpretations and renditions of the same subject in a variety of mediums, and give your opinions while enjoying refreshments and live entertainment at Proctor Art Gallery. Many of the artists will be present to answer your questions. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

253Collective Artists celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, 5:00pm
253Collective (Come see Dionne Bonner's work)
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Celebrate with food, art and tradition! The 253Collective artists create artistic renditions around the theme of El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Dance on Film, 5:00pm
the BareFoot Collective
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Dance on Film! is a fun and free evening of innovative films from local and international dance filmmakers! Treat yourself to Dance on Film! at the Museum of Glass Theatre on Third Thursday. Films loop all night, so you can drop in and out or stay for the whole thing! RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

THICK, 6:00pm
BQdanza
Age Recommendation: All Ages
THICK, choreographed by Carla Barragán and performed by BQdanza members, is a site-specific dance meditation on the creatures affected by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. It is presented in collaboration with the Tacoma Art Museum at Tollefson's Plaza for its 75th anniversary and the opening of Mighty Tacoma. Seattle musicians and visual artists gather together to promote Seattle local artists! Mixing music with visual arts all relating to Seattle. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Stranger Guest Family: A Tale of Peace, 7:00pm
Literary Arts
Rebecca Hom
Age Recommendation: 12+
During a 2005 trip to war-worn Bosnia, Rebecca Hom heard any amazing tale of peace in the midst of life-wrenching conflict. She will share the story of one family and take you on a remarkable journey of spirit in the way only a master storyteller can. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Friday, October 22
253Collective Artists celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, 5:00pm
253Collective (Come see Dionne Bonner's work)
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Celebrate with food, art and tradition! The 253Collective artists create artistic renditions around the theme of El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Jacobsen Series presents Wind and Voice, 7:30pm
University of Puget Sound
Age Recommendation: 8+
Want to sweep him off his feet? (Or her) It would be hard to do better than an evening of vibrant music and song at University of Puget Sound. The Wind and Voice concert will feature performances by Puget Sound wind, brass, and vocal faculty. Performers will include Rodger Burnett, French horn; Jennifer Nelson, clarinet; Karla Flygard, flute; Mark Williams, trombone, Keith Ward and Duane Hulbert, piano; and Puget Sound Voice Faculty. Date Night offer available in person at box office, or by phone.

Saturday, October 23
253Collective Artists celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, 5:00pm
253Collective (Come see Dionne Bonner's work)
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Celebrate with food, art and tradition! The 253Collective artists create artistic renditions around the theme of El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Three Ravens at Two Ravens, 7:00pm
Visual Art
Rebecca Hom
Age Recommendation: 10+
Master storyteller and 'bon mot'-ist, Rebecca Hom, will share 3 Raven Stories of northwest origins in an evening to surprise, delight and engage all listeners.

Sunday, October 24
The Farmer and the Wild Worm, 4:00pm
Puget Sound Revels
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Puget Sound Revels, in partnership with the Seabury School, will produce and present a traditional "Mummers Play" with a group of children. The play, "The Farmer and the Wild Worm," includes simple costuming, songs and dances. Children (ages 7 to 14) have been working hard all week to prepare for this performance. Families and children are welcome! RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

253Collective Artists celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, 5:00pm
253Collective (Come see Dionne Bonner's work)
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Celebrate with food, art and tradition! The 253Collective artists create artistic renditions around the theme of El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Wednesday, October 27
Poetry Reading, 6:00pm
Proctor Art Gallery
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Gather in Proctor Gallery to hear a poetry reading by Carmen Sterba and other Northwest poets. RSVP Required.

Thursday, October 28
Hip Hop Dance Class, 7:00pm
D.A.S.H. CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Age Recommendation: 13+
Perfect your moves or learn some new ones during this high-energy dance class.

Friday, October 29
The Haunted Theatre: Backstage Tour and Eerie Dances, 7:00pm
Tacoma City Ballet
Age Recommendation: All Ages
The Haunted Theater will delight audiences of every age with festive treats, a spooky backstage tour and eerie dances. Enter Tacoma City Ballet's beautiful historic ballroom theater and explore the magical world of dance. The Haunted Theater is Halloween fun for the whole family or a fun date night! Date Night 2-for-1 available at the door and by phone. Mention "CRUSH."

Titus Andronicus Preview Night, 8:00pm
Shakespeare In the Parking Lot Theatre Company
Age Recommendation: 16+
A surreal horror story in 3D (once called live theatre). A chiller for long winter nights. Shakespeare In the Parking Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.

Saturday, October 30
Titus Andronicus Opening Night and Premiere Event, 8:00pm
Shakespeare In the Parking Lot Theatre Company
Age Recommendation: 21+
Shakespeare In the Parking Lot Theatre Company premieres William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, a surreal chiller for the dead of winter. Wine and Cheese reception following the performance. RSVP required.